Whittington’s Jerky is recalling 126 pounds of beef jerky products, as they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The problem was discovered as the result of routine testing, but the jerky was shipped before testing results were confirmed. To date, there have been no reports of illness, but those concerned about illness should contact a healthcare provider. The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within six to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.
The affected products subject to recall include:
- 2-oz. packages of Whittington’s Original Beef Jerky
- 4-oz. packages of Whittington’s Original Beef Jerky
Each package indicates the establishment number “EST. 21257” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The product was produced on Oct. 31, 2011 and distributed to convenience stores in West Texas and at the company’s retail operation.